A collaboration born from a love of traditional music and fuelled by student poverty, The Canny Band are an eclectic trad trio based in Glasgow. Sam Mabbett (button accordion) and Michael Biggins (piano) formed the band in 2016 and since then have been crowned finalists of the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and supported bands such as Vasen. With the recent addition of Callum Convoy (bodhran), the trio are arranging new and exciting music and look forward to touring in 2021.
Who are the band members
Sam Mabbett – Accordion
Michael Biggins – Piano
Callum Convoy – Bodhran
Michael is the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021. He played at the festival in 2018 accompanying James Taylor. You can watch the reel set that Michael played in the final on YouTube